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Poster: dark.starz Date: Oct 1, 2011 6:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 2, 2011 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

This was my first Brent show . We weren't blown away, by the performance, but we liked the fact the new guy also played organ . It was the first time I saw Truckin' . In hindsight , this is a pretty good show . Nice call , and yes great Other One .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 2, 2011 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

I like Fall '79 a lot, and from the ones I've heard, this is a really strong one (and the night before as well), so it's interesting that you recall not being blown away at the time. Just to put it in context, can you still recall shows where you WERE blown away at the time? And do those tend to hold up? (Unless too much time has passed to remember, LOL.) I have to guess a lot of factors would play in, from sound in the hall to whatever on a personal level ... but sometimes we can hear something now and think, "that would be such a great show to be at," and folks who went will say, "meh, it was OK." I guess that was Latvala's reaction to Veneta.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 2, 2011 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

I have been very fortunate and seen a bunch of enormous shows over the years and when I go back to them, mostly they still are. Some examples:
UCLA - 11/17/73
Hollywood Bowl - 7/21/74
Winterland retirements - 10/18 (Star) and 10/19 (Eyes)
Orpheum - 7/18/76
LA Shrine - 10/15/76
Forum - 6/4/77 (totally agree with Dudley Dead)
Winterland - 6/9/77
Winterland - 10/21/78 From Egypt With Love
Closing Winterland

Like others, I'm in the 70s camp with not enough time to listen to all the shows I love. so I can't speak for the 80s. I'm sure others can point to examples that they know of. I remember that the wonderfulness of the live experience carried me past what I later came to believe, as many did, was the decline. I wasn't as picky as I came to be I guess - when they came around, I was there and I had a good time. Can't speak to the revival times because I bagged out and moved to Hawaii in 89.

Thanks for the suggestion. I was at this show too, but I can't remember shit, so it'll be a surprise. Which I guess is normal for a Dead show. Why else would folks take notes. :)

BTW - I saw Bob Marley in the same fricken place two days earlier. This is why I have bad ears.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 2, 2011 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

Hey DH--we were at a bunch of Bay Area shows together...just realized that (I thought you were in LA only; did you drive up? Any in 75?).

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 4, 2011 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

And I never said hello. :)

Yes I drove up from LA in 74. A spontaneous, desperate attempt by my friends and me to see them one more time before they quit the biz. June 77 was part of a grand tour of the West I was taking with my bike. And in 78-79, I was actually living in Palo Alto and Oakland. You know, the only thing I've ever won in my life was the Bill Graham lottery for the closing of Winterland. Who would have thunk?

I can't remember if I was even aware of the 75 shows at the time. In my mind, the band was dead. So to speak. You were fortunate to see those.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Oct 2, 2011 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Other One > Pauly Pavillion, UCLA November 25, 1979

The shows I had seen before :
10-14-76 Shrine Then- loved it . Now , good, not great .
2-26- 77 Swing Then- "that was totally different from the Shrine show ...".
Now - WOW !
6-4-77 Forum Then and now . Good GOD !!
1-10-78 Shrine Then - wow ! Now - some ok, some WOW !
12-28- 78 Pauley Then- not as good as the previous shows . Now WOW ( only time I saw St. Stephen ).
Since the first Road Trips, I started listening more carefully to the 2nd half of 79 , and find a unique and enjoyable period, in the way 76 is ( in a different way). From that I have given a lot more respect to the early 80's shows also .
I am still a Keith guy ( this E72 set is blowing my mind , with night after night of peak Dead ), but some of this early Brent stuff is awesome in its own way .
At this point I like it more than the much more consistent, tighter late 80's shows .